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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733143/mechanisms-of-nlrp1-mediated-autoinflammatory-disease-in-humans-and-mice
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REVIEW
Chien-Hsiung Yu, Jonas Moecking, Matthias Geyer, Seth L Masters
NLRP1 was the first NLR protein described to form an inflammasome, recruiting ASC to activate caspase-1, which processes interleukin-1β and interleukin-18 to their active form. A wealth of new genetic information has now redefined our understanding of this innate immune sensor. Specifically, rare loss-of-function variants in the N-terminal pyrin domain (PYD) indicate that this part of NLRP1 is autoinhibitory, and normally acts to prevent a familial autoinflammatory skin disease associated with cancer. In the absence of a ligand to trigger human NLRP1, these mutations have now confirmed the requirement of NLRP1 autolytic cleavage within the FIIND domain, which had previously been implicated in NLRP1 activation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713995/bioinformatic-analysis-of-computational-identified-differentially-expressed-genes-in-tumor-stoma-of-pregnancy%C3%A2-associated-breast-cancer
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Qian Zhou, Erhu Sun, Lijun Ling, Xiaofeng Liu, Min Zhang, Hong Yin, Cheng Lu
The present study aimed to screen the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in tumor‑associated stroma of pregnancy‑associated breast cancer (PABC). By analyzing Affymetrix microarray data (GSE31192) from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, DEGs between tumor asso-ciated stromal cells and normal stromal cells in PABC were identified. Gene Ontology (GO) function and pathway enrichment analyses for the DEGs were then performed, followed by construction of a protein‑protein interaction (PPI) network. A total of 94 upregulated and 386 downregulated DEGs were identified between tumor associated stromal cells and normal stromal cells in patients with PABC...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707750/arterial-immune-protein-expression-demonstrates-the-complexity-of-immune-responses-in-kawasaki-disease-arteritis
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Scott A Cameron, Steven M White, David Arrollo, Stanford T Shulman, Anne H Rowley
BACKGROUND: A more complete understanding of immune-mediated damage to the coronary arteries in children with Kawasaki disease (KD) is required for improvements in patient treatment and outcomes. We recently reported the transcriptional profile of KD coronary arteritis, and here sought to determine protein expression of transcriptionally upregulated immune genes in KD coronary arteries from the first two months after disease onset. METHODS: We examined the coronary arteries of 12 fatal KD cases and 13 childhood controls for expression of a set of proteins whose genes were highly upregulated in the KD coronary artery transcriptome: allograft inflammatory factor 1 (AIF1), interleukin 18 (IL-18), CD74, CD1c, CD20 (MS4A1), Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), and Z-DNA binding protein 1 (ZBP1)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692122/alteration-of-656-g-t-and-607-c-a-polymorphisms-in-interleukin-18-il-18-gene-in-house-dust-mite-sensitive-allergic-rhinitis-patients-in-thailand
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A Tungtrongchitr, J Jumpasri, N Sookrung, N Visitsunthorn, P Tantilipikorn, O Piboonpocanan, N Indrawattana, R Tungtrongchitr, W Chaicumpa
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an IgE-mediated inflammation of the nasal membranes, which is naturally triggered by aeroallergens. House dust mites (HDM) are the most common inhalant allergens. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) has been established as an essential cytokine that can activate the generation of IgE. This randomized controlled study aimed to identify the possible relationship of the genetic variations in the IL-18 gene with AR in mite-sensitive Thai patients. Study subjects consisted of 150 AR patients and 50 normal participants...
July 6, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690841/new-frontiers-in-the-treatment-of-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Susan Canny, Elizabeth Mellins
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) and its most significant complication, macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), have traditionally been treated with steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. However, the introduction of biologic medications that inhibit specific cytokines, such interleukins 1 and 6, has changed the treatment paradigm for sJIA patients. In this review, we discuss the therapies currently used in the treatment of sJIA as well as novel targets and approaches under consideration, including mesenchymal stromal cell therapy and JAK inhibitors...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685874/prediction-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-early-post-procedural-analysis-of-urinary-biomarkers-and-intra-renal-doppler-flow-indices-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography
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Maciej T Wybraniec, Jerzy Chudek, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to evaluate the applicability of combined assessment of urinary biomarkers and intra-renal Doppler flow indices for the prediction of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) after coronary angiography/percutaneous coronary interventions (CA/PCI). METHODS: This prospective observational study covered 95 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease subject to elective or urgent CA/PCI. Doppler intra-renal flow indices were assessed before and 1 h following CA/PCI...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683730/urinalysis-findings-and-urinary-kidney-injury-biomarker-concentrations
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Girish N Nadkarni, Steven G Coca, Allison Meisner, Shanti Patel, Kathleen F Kerr, Uptal D Patel, Jay L Koyner, Amit X Garg, Heather Thiessen Philbrook, Charles L Edelstein, Michael Shlipak, Joe El-Khoury, Chirag R Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Urinary biomarkers of kidney injury are presumed to reflect renal tubular damage. However, their concentrations may be influenced by other factors, such as hematuria or pyuria. We sought to examine what non-injury related urinalysis factors are associated with urinary biomarker levels. METHODS: We examined 714 adults who underwent cardiac surgery in the TRIBE-AKI cohort that did not experience post-operative clinical AKI (patients with serum creatinine change of ≥ 20% were excluded)...
July 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673582/endothelial-dysfunction-mediated-by-interleukin-18-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Sokolic Jadranko, Vlatka Sotosek Tokmadzic, Knezevic Danijel, Medved Igor, Vukelic Damjani Nada, Balen Sanja, Rakic Marijana, Lanca Bastiancic Ana, Laskarin Gordana
When medication management or percutaneous coronary intervention is not successful in patients with advanced ischemic heart disease, surgical revascularisation-predominantly coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)-is considered the gold standard. However, CABG surgery can lead to ischemia/reperfusion injury, which is characterized by a strong inflammatory response. Interleukin (IL)-18, is a strong inflammatory mediator, that is released from cardiomyocytes and can be found in the systemic circulation of patients during and immediately after CABG surgery...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668093/serum-cytokine-profile-in-pediatric-sweet-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yoshihiko Takano, Hisanori Fujino, Akihiro Yachie, Shin-Ichi Sumimoto
BACKGROUND: Sweet's syndrome is characterized by fever, leukocytosis, and tender erythematous papules or nodules. It is a rare condition, particularly in the pediatric population, and has recently been proposed to be an autoinflammatory disease that occurs due to innate immune system dysfunction, involving several cytokines, which causes abnormally increased inflammation. To the best of our knowledge, no report has documented the cytokine profile in a pediatric patient with Sweet's syndrome...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660148/evaluation-of-biomarkers-in-egyptian-patients-with-different-grades-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Ibrahim H Borai, Yehia Shaker, Maha Moustafa Kamal, Wafaa M Ezzat, Esmat Ashour, Mie Afify, Weaam Gouda, Maha M Elbrashy
Background and Aims: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a silent disease; its spectrum includes simple steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis. Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines play roles in the pathogenesis of NAFLD and insulin resistance (IR). Moreover, plasma cell antigen-1 (PC-1) is related to IR and associated with NAFLD progression. Therefore, we aimed to detect biomarkers, ultrasonographic and anthropometric findings capable of differentiating NAFLD grades, since most previous investigators were concerned more with NAFLD patients without classifying them into grades...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655573/identification-of-a-panel-of-serum-protein-markers-in-early-stage-of-sepsis-and-its-validation-in-a-cohort-of-patients
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Susana Garcia-Obregon, Mikel Azkargorta, Iratxe Seijas, Javier Pilar-Orive, Francisco Borrego, Felix Elortza, Maria Dolores Boyano, Itziar Astigarraga
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a life-threatening illness with a challenging diagnosis. Current serum biomarkers are not sensitive enough for diagnosis. With the aim of finding proteins associated with sepsis, serum protein profile was compared between patients and healthy donors and serum classical inflammatory proteins were analyzed in both groups. METHODS: Serum protein profiles were characterized by two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE). Identification of the proteins was carried out by mass spectrophotometry and their validation was performed by Enzyme-Linked-ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) in a cohort of 85 patients and 67 healthy donors...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650775/urine-interleukin-18-il-18-as-a-biomarker-of-total-body-irradiation-a-preliminary-study-in-nonhuman-primates
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Mang Xiao, David L Bolduc, XiangHong Li, Wanchang Cui, Kevin P Hieber, Rolf Bünger, Natalia I Ossetrova
We have reported that circulating IL-18 can be used as a radiation biomarker in mice, minipigs and nonhuman primates (NHPs, Macaca mulatta). Here, we report the levels of IL-18 in individual NHP's urine before and at 6 h-7 days after 5.0, 6.5 and 8.5 Gy (60)Co total-body irradiation (TBI) using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Six animals (3.5-5.5 kg, 3-4 years old) per radiation dose were investigated. Correlation values between urine IL-18 and blood cell counts and serum chemistry parameters including lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), lipase, and serum total protein (TP), as well as between urine IL-18 and 60-day survival, were analyzed...
June 26, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646861/c-terminal-fragment-of-agrin-caf-levels-predict-acute-kidney-injury-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Spyridon Arampatzis, Georgios Chalikias, Vasilios Devetzis, Stavros Konstantinides, Uyen Huynh-Do, Dimitrios Tziakas
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute myocardial infarction are at high risk for acute kidney injury. Novel biomarkers that can predict acute kidney injury in AMI may allow timely interventions. C-terminal fragment of agrin (CAF), a proteoglycan of the glomerular and tubular basement membrane, have been recently associated with rapid renal function deterioration and proximal tubular dysfunction. It is unknown whether elevated CAF levels may serve as a novel AKI biomarker in patients presenting with AMI...
June 24, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645072/association-of-the-serum-myeloperoxidase-high-density-lipoprotein-particle-ratio-and-incident-cardiovascular-events-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-observations-from-the-dallas-heart-study
#14
Htet W Khine, John F Teiber, Robert W Haley, Amit Khera, Colby R Ayers, Anand Rohatgi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Myeloperoxidase (MPO), a product of systemic inflammation, promotes oxidation of lipoproteins; whereas, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) exerts anti-oxidative effects in part via paraoxonase-1 (PON1). MPO induces dysfunctional HDL particles; however, the interaction of circulating levels of these measures in cardiovascular disease (CVD) has not been studied in humans. We tested whether serum levels of MPO indexed to HDL particle concentration (MPO/HDLp) are associated with increased CVD risk in a large multiethnic population sample, free of CVD at baseline...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633138/combined-stimulation-with-interleukin-18-and-interleukin-12-potently-induces-interleukin-8-production-by-natural-killer-cells
#15
Sophie M Poznanski, Amanda J Lee, Tina Nham, Evan Lusty, Margaret J Larché, Dean A Lee, Ali A Ashkar
The combination of interleukin (IL)-18 and IL-12 (IL-18+IL-12) potently stimulates natural killer (NK) cells, triggering an innate immune response to infections and cancers. Strategies exploiting the effects of IL-18+IL-12 have shown promise for cancer immunotherapy. However, studies have primarily characterized the NK cell response to IL-18+IL-12 in terms of interferon (IFN)-γ production, with little focus on other cytokines produced. IL-8 plays a critical role in activating and recruiting immune cells, but it also has tumor-promoting functions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623707/the-role-of-pon-1-gr-il-18-and-oxldl-in-depression-with-and-without-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#16
Ewa A Ogłodek
BACKGROUND: Both oxidative stress markers and inflammatory markers are important when diagnosing depression. Oxidative stress occurs due to an imbalance between free radical generation and antioxidant potential. Both adenosine triphosphate and reactive oxygen/nitrogen species are released during oxidative phosphorylation. When neuroinflammation and free radical production are increased, oxidative stress occurs and causes damage to all major cellular macromolecules. The aim of the study was to compare the concentrations of paraoxonase-1 (PON-1), glutathione reductase (GR), interleukin-18 (IL-18), and oxidized low-density lipoproteins (OxLDL) in depressed patients with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and PTSD alone...
March 27, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606241/-effects-of-recombinant-fusion-protein-interleukin-18-on-expression-of-immune-inflammatory-factors-in-mice-infected-with-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
Chen Chen, Qiang Chen, Lan Li, Xiao-Jun Yu, Jiang-Wei Ke, Mei-Juan He, Hong-Ping Zhou, Wen-Ping Yang, Wen-Xing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of recombinant fusion protein interleukin (IL)-18 on the expression of immune-inflammatory factors in the mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA), and to investigate the mechanism of action of IL-18 in defense of SA infection in vivo. METHODS: A total of 40 specific pathogen-free female BLAB/c mice were randomly divided into four groups: control, SA infection, immunized, and intervention. A mouse model of SA infection was established by nasal inoculation with SA liquid...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547701/terminalia-arjuna-prevents-interleukin-18-induced-atherosclerosis-via-modulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ppar-%C3%AE-mediated-pathway-in-apo-e-mice
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Owais Mohammad Bhat, P Uday Kumar, K Rajender Rao, Ashfaq Ahmad, Veena Dhawan
AIM OF THE STUDY: Terminalia arjuna is a medicinal plant well known as a cardiotonic in Ayurvedic system of medicine. We hypothesized that aqueous stem bark extract of T. arjuna (TAE) may inhibit IL-18-induced atherosclerosis via NF-κB/PPAR-γ-mediated pathway in Apo E-/- mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 12-week-old, male Apo E-/- mice divided into four groups (n = 6/group) fed with normal chow-diet were employed: GP I: phosphate buffer saline (PBS) (2 month); GP II: rIL-18 (1 month) followed by PBS (1 month); GP III: rIL-18 (1 month) followed by TAE (1 month); GP IV: rIL-18 (1 month) followed by atorvastatin (1 month)...
May 25, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531131/the-role-of-interleukin-18-oxidative-stress-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
REVIEW
Johanna O Ojala, Elina M Sutinen
The role of interleukins (ILs) and oxidative stress (OS) in precipitating neurodegenerative diseases including sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD), requires further clarification. In addition to neuropathological hallmarks-extracellular neuritic amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) containing hyperphosphorylated tau and neuronal loss-chronic inflammation, as well as oxidative and excitotoxic damage, are present in the AD brain. The pathological sequelae and the interaction of these events during the course of AD need further investigation...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526653/genetic-variants-of-interleukin-18-are-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-population-from-northeast-china
#20
Ying-Hui Wang, Lin Fu, Bo Wang, Shu-Feng Li, Zhao Sun, Ying Luan
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects approximately 1-2% of general population. Chronic inflammation plays an important role in AF development and interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine. This study aimed to assess the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IL-18 for with AF risk. Blood samples were taken from 243 AF patients and 160 non-AF individuals from a Chinese population and subjected to genotyping for six IL-18 SNPs using the MassArray system. Association of individual SNPs with AF risk was analyzed using SAS version 9...
May 16, 2017: Gene
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